Chicago Stories

We are proud to support and work with hundreds of creative and effective Chicago organizations that are helping to address some of the region’s most pressing social challenges and to ensure a vibrant cultural and community infrastructure. Here are stories of the important and impactful work of just some of our Chicago-area grantees.

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There Grows the Neighborhood

Sweet Water Foundation transformed four blocks in Englewood to cultivate community and help build skills, resources, and opportunities for residents.
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Banking on Immigrant Communities

Second Federal credit union serves the community by providing fresh start loans to allow people to reestablish credit, banking products that help immigrant families avoid predatory lenders, and mortgages for homebuyers who have trouble accessing credit.
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Transforming Communities and Cultivating Leaders

The Resurrection Project creates healthier communities by investing in affordable housing, engaging in community outreach and organizing, and offering residents immigration legal aid, financial counseling, and youth programming.
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Giving Teens a Seat at the Table and a Say in Policy

Mikva Challenge engages Chicago teens to identify issues that affect them—from policing to politics, health to housing—and develop policy recommendations for local government officials.
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Wider Horizons, Bigger Dreams for Chicago Youth

My Block, My Hood, My City takes teenagers from underserved Chicago communities on explorations across the city and beyond, exposing them to different cultures, careers, and people to show teens all that is available and accessible ...
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Shedding Light and Fostering Dialogue on Police Reform

The Invisible Institute combines elements of investigative journalism, high-tech startups, and citizen activism to help drive Chicago’s police reform.
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Uncle Remus Finds its Secret Sauce on the South Side

Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken, a West Side institution, makes its debut on the South Side with a loan from the Chicago Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit that provides financing to developments in low- and middle-income ...
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Pullman Showcases Industrial Innovation, Urban Planning, & Civil Rights

The Pullman National Monument showcases industrial innovation, urban planning, civil rights, and the labor movement and a study estimates it could eventually sustain $40 million in economic activity.
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Striving for Diversity and Equity in the Arts

Enrich Chicago brings together arts organizations and foundations with the aim of increasing the resources available for arts institutions led by and serving people of color.
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Celebrating Latino Culture Through the Arts

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago increases awareness of all Latino cultures by developing programming across a wide variety of art forms including film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy and theater.
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